Jobs Dismisses Adobe Flash On iPhone

Current iterations not up to snuff, apparently.

He can be a very particular beast can old Jobsy…

On the day we finally get the iPhone SDK comes news that may put something of a dampener on it (unless Steve has a “One more thing” tucked up his sleeve): Adobe Flash isn’t good enough for the iPhone.

Lashing out at Adobe’s offerings yesterday, CNN Money reports that the Apple CEO believes the company’s Mobile Flash product (seen in many other handsets) is too flimsy and lightweight for the iPhone while the full-scale product is too heavy and performance intensive. “There’s this missing product in the middle,” he proclaimed.

Adobe declined to comment on the outburst though Ryan Stewart, Adobe’s chief spokesman for its Internet-based applications, did proclaim on his blog last month: “No one aside from (Apple Chief Executive) Steve Jobs has any idea if or when it’s coming. Everyone I talk to doesn’t know anything.”

Optimists will say this is just the kind of trick Steve Jobs tends to play before unleashing something spectacular, but pessimists could equally argue he is dampening expectations ahead of tonight’s announcement, while realists will reference the frosty relationship the two companies have had down the years.

Personally I’d rather Mobile Flash than no Flash, but we’ll all know for sure by the end of the day…

CNN Money Report

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